The far reaching effects of the swine flu outbreak continue to be felt even in towns and counties where there are no confirmed cases.

Glen Rose High School decided to postpone its athletic banquet that was set to be held Monday at the Somervell County Expo Center, electing to err on the side of caution when it came to the avoidable gathering of a crowd. The banquet had not been rescheduled as of press time on Tuesday.

The banquet is one of a handful of athletic-related events to be postponed due to the swine flu. Both the state baseball playoffs and the regional track and field meets have been delayed by two or more weeks.